A hospital is on lockdown after a woman was reportedly stabbed.
The alarm was raised about the incident at Ailsa Hospital in North Ayrshire at around 10.05am on Thursday.
The woman is being treated in hospital but her condition is not known.
Due to an incident on the grounds of Ailsa Hospital earlier today, Ailsa Hospital and University Hospital Ayr campus are on full lockdown. No members of staff, patients or visitors will be able to leave the sites until advised. A further update will be given as soon as possible.
— NHS Ayrshire & Arran (@NHSaaa) November 22, 2018
NHS Ayrshire and Arran have put the premises on lockdown and a police helicopter is supporting officers in the area.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “At around 10.05am on Thursday, police received a report that a woman had been attacked in the grounds of Ailsa Hospital on Dalmenington Road in Ayr.
“Emergency services are in attendance and the woman has been taken to hospital.
“Local officers, supported by a police helicopter, are carrying out a search of the area.
“Enquiries are ongoing.”